Since 2006 ALMEC is an active member of CiA – CAN in Automation, which is the international organization (based in Nuremberg) of users and producers that develops and supports higher level communication protocols based on CAN (CANopen, J1939, etc.)
ALMEC is part of the CE Club of COREP laboratory. It has long collaborated with the most advanced research centers, the University – Polytechnic of Turin and the University of Turin – and with other companies to carry out joint projects in the framework of the funded programs of the Piedmont Region.
Among the projects in which it participated deserve a special mention the IP-OWIT and the DISLO-MAN.
IP-OWIT project (Internet Protocol for Organic Waste Integrated Treatment) was mainly focused on the use of technology in the IoT (Internet of Things). It focused also on cloud for data collection in the separate collection cycle of organic waste from the point of origin to the point of composting or disposal, in order to produce new information useful to the various stakeholders to improve the service itself in qualitative and economic terms.
DISLO-MAN project (Dynamic Integrated Shop Floor Operation Management for Industry 4.0) focused on the creation of a platform for integrated, dynamic and autonomous management of high-level automation production operations aimed to optimize resources (people, materials, production systems).
The DISLO-MAN platform is made up of several horizontal hardware and software modules, applicable to undifferentiated production areas, and vertical modules applied to two high-impact demonstration chains in the area: car manufacturing and food processing.
Project partners included Polytechnic of Turin, University of Turin, ISMB, FCA, Ferrero, SKF, along with a select group of SMEs in the ICT and Industrial Automation field, including ALMEC.Intensive interaction, exchange of knowledge and experience contribute effectively to the transfer of technology and the dissemination of information, creating and stimulating in the company an environment rich of synergies and creativity.